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The HSI Handbook is a resource that should be available at each HSI location. The Handbook provides agreed-upon industry Best Practices and Guidelines for hose assembly, specification, design, fabrication, handling, and management.
Version 1.3, published in May 2018, is the most updated version. Click the link below to download your copy (at no cost to HSI members).
The Composite, Corrugated Metal, Industrial, Fluoropolymer, and Hydraulic Fabrication Guides have been updated and are now available for download. The content from these Guides was used to create the Fabrication Courses now available through NAHAD Academy. The Guides are a valuable in-shop reference. The courses are an online, interactive training tool that leads to Fabrication Certification.
NOTE: The Institute Handbook(c) and the Fabrication Guidelines are copyrighted documents and may not be reproduced without permission from NAHAD.
STAMPED is an acronym used in the industry, and considered an HSI Best Practice, to ensure the right hose is sourced and assembled to meet the application. Seven areas of information have been identified as essential to ensuring the proper specifications are identified and met.
Share the concept of STAMPED with your clients. Download this Informational worksheet that explains the seven areas of the required information.
Need to do a short presentation on STAMPED for a client or trade group? Download and co-brand this 15-20 minute presentation. Use your expertise to customize the message to fit the audience.
You will never go wrong using STAMPED. Download the fillable form, add your logo, save as a template, and make it available to your Team.
Please use the link below to download a .ZIP file containing a .JPG, .PNG, .AI, and .PDF file of each logo shown.
Logo Licence Agreement
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You agree not to modify the HSI Logos in any way other than to proportionally shrink or enlarge the HSI Logos to fit in the desired media.
As a Permitted User, HSI grants you a limited, non-exclusive, world-wide license to use the HSI Logos in any media, including but not limited to your web site, your employer’s website, your social media sites, printed materials, or product tags, provided you remain an HSI member in good standing, and provided further that the HSI Logos is still an HSI-approved HSI Logos. If at any time in the future, you are no longer an HSI member in good standing or if HSI withdraws the HSI Logos as an HSI-approved HSI Logos, you agree to immediately cease all uses of the HSI Logos.
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This Guide is intended to complement existing industry standards and federal regulations. This document aids Distributors and the end user in the selection of and recommended practices. (April 2022)
This Customer Guide helps the HSI Distributor begin to distinguish themselves from the competition using STAMPED and a simple checklist.
This Guide provides a quick review of hose assembly testing options and includes details and charts for each respective test.
This Hose Safety Institute presentation provides an overview of hose safety best practices and guidelines that can be customized for an HSI members use.
Why Work with an HSI Member
This presentation, which can be customized, outlines the business case for working with an HSI Distributor.
A Roadmap: Developing a Safety & Preventative Maintenance Program
This Guide provides a step-by-step project management plan, in outline form, to help your clients develope a comprehensive safety and preventative maintenance program.
Change Management is complicated. Use HSI Best Practices as your guide and follow these 5-steps...
NAHAD Distributor, Manufacturer, and Associate members who have met a stringent set of requirements demonstrating their support for, and compliance with, NAHAD’s Hose Assembly Guidelines.
Get involved by joining the HSI (formally Standards) Committee. Do you believe strongly in advocating for industry best assembly practices? Then the Hose Safety Institute Committee is your home.